Even as I am counting down the days for my online students who got an extension to January 1st to finish their first semester courses, I realize that this also means the New Year will arrive for me, ready or not. Today is the first time I’ve found myself considering resolutions and whether or not to make any. Last year I wrote:
So here is my list, and I figure if I write it down then it is easier to keep my goals in front of me and to remind myself each day and to reach them: pray, write, find that place where I can make a living doing what I love, go to a writing conference and take a course online, finish my office, move every day, give thanks every day, write and mail more notes, and continue to add to this list as different things occur to me.
Some of these were an epic fail. Some were an epic ‘Whoo-doggie!’ And some were just ‘ehh.’ I was reading an article in Forbes and the author recommended journaling about the life and career you want instead of making resolutions. Then, she said, surround yourself with possibility and those who are supportive of your life goals and go for it. Okay, good plan. But, I’ll still make resolutions.